The Plot Thickens In Childish Gambino’s “Telegraph Ave” Video Featuring Jhene Aiko
Donald and Jhene act out domestic not-quite-bliss in his latest visual.
Childish Gambino's latest record Because The Internet is the album that launched a thousand Reddit threads and Youtube arguments, as its accompanying screenplay, meandering structures, and tweaked-out videos layer mystery upon mystery around the album's central figure, "The Boy." In the latest single, "Telegraph Ave," The Boy hears a song called "Oakland" by pop R&B singer Lloyd on the radio—a track Gambino penned—and begins to sing along before spilling his guts, revealing that he's full of trepidation about the subtweeting girl he's getting involved with (Everything you won't say, you tweet it). The video stars Jhene Aiko as Gambino's other half in an uneasy by-the-sea clip that sits on a knife edge between idyllic and sinister; until the freaky ending, that is.